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welcome to this news hour. these are the top stories. lenin comes crashes down in ukraine. it was toppled during a pro-european rally. the president of of the central africa republic asked soldiers to return to their barracks leaving security to foreign sources. south korea expands its air dwoens zone to overlap with
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china's. in london with more news from europe as italy's leading party chooses a new leader. plus, keeping an eye on grandma. sweden's new approach to looking at its elderly people. they have toppled a statue of lenin. take a look at this. pro-european union protesters watch as the revolutionary founder of russia's communist party came crashing down in independence square in kiev. it was a republic of the soviet union. protesters want the resignation of the president for not having an eu trade deal and choosing an
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alliance with russia instead. a pretty symbolic move, this toppling of this statue? >> reporter: symbolic is the word. it would have given a morale boost to the protesters out here all day in these freezing temperatures really trying to make their point, trying to be heard and appearing in the hundreds of thousands we believe, according to lots of different estimates. it varies between 50,000 police and potentially up to a million. we think the figure falls somewhere between the two, and then this toppling of the statue of vladimir lenin a few minutes' walkway from the square here. when he came down, the protesters shouted yanukovich, you're next. >> they want him to go back towards talks with the european
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union to stop depending on vladimir putin or moscow. that's what they'll be hoping to achieve. they can keep the numbers up, laura. >> behind you we have the noise of the music and bands playing throughout the day. it sounds like a festive protest without the signs of the violence that we've seen in previous rallies. >> reporter: yeah, there were concerns that things could turn violent. the riot police, though, remain largely out of sight. they are gathered around the presidential administration, which is where protesters have also taken the rally to start to set up barricades and tents even up there. they're warning that they will block off the government administration. they also face their own deadline, which the government has given them, which is to move
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from here and to move out of their occupation zones, which are the local town hall and another public administration building. they have until tuesday to do that. the concern is if they don't do it, that things could turn nasty. with both sides having to play a very careful balancing act, because if the government comes down too hard, they could expect potentially even more people coming out on the streets. at the same time, the protesters need to keep up the numbers to show that they still have support. let's not forget, though, that a large number of ukrainians do feel that their future for the time being at least stimulis with russia and they depend on russia for their energy supply. they depend on russia for their trade. i wonder what they'll be thinking about the toppling of lenin. it's a symbolic thing, and it will give the opposition, those
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who are staying out in these freezing temperatures tonight and others going home thinking, i'm ready to come back has next weekend in equal numbers to show their continues support for this movement. so far not showing any signs of running out of steam. lau laura. >> indeed, and very impressive in these freezing temperatures. it looks very cold. reporting live from kiev there. now, the president of the central african republic says his men will stop fighting and return to their stations by monday. this comes after days of fighting between rival militias that have killed 400 people in the capital alone. >> translator: tomorrow morning everyone will be in their barracks leaving african regional peacekeepers, police and soldiers to patrol. there are allegations that i can't control my men. those who aren't with me, how can i control them? i'm not god, i hope, but i'm a
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man like, and the country is vast. >> french soldiers are pushing deeping into the country to end the fighting between muslim and christian militias. thousands more international soldiers are on the way. an additional 400 french troops were there on saturday, bringing the total to 1,600. here's the french president hollande talking about the leader. >> translator: i don't want to point fingers, but we can't leave in place a president unable to do anything or even worse let things happen. >> our correspondent is keeping up on events from the capital and joins us now live. >> well, it's been very difficult for the president of this country to intervene and stop forces that he does not control and tell them to stay in their barracks. at the same time, his position is becoming increasingly fragile.
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the world is waking up and taking notice of what is going on here. to discuss that further and joining me now is justin forsythe, he's the ceo of save the children. justin, your and myself have been out today and seen the worsening humanitarian situation. thousands of people in the city but also thousands outside who don't have access to humanitarian assistance. >> yes, it's a desperate situation. i was at a camp today at a catholic mission, and several thousand peoples are camping out in the open. i say a little baby girl, many children, almost half of the 7,000 will be children. they have no clean water, not very much food, no toilets. so it's a very serious health hazard, and we have to get aid to them. the security situation has to approve, so it's important the forces deploy into areas to provide protection. at that camp there were only four african peacekeepers but it's also out in the rural areas. i was nine hours from here at
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the capital going through ghost villages with people that fled into the bush. >> reporter: many people in this country don't have access to even any shelter. they are hiding in the bush, and that is destroying their lives and their livelihood. >> there's a hidden emergency out in the remote parts of the central african republic. these villages are being burned to the ground and people are in the bush. children are vulnerable to rampant malaria and there's no water or food. we have to get aid to them and get the peacekeepers out there to provide protection to those children. it's not just here in the capital. >> i want to throw you this question. i know you were in rwanda before the genocide there in 1994. there were some that compare events by looking at this country thinking it's heading that way. what do you think, as somebody who saw events unfolding in rwanda? >> i don't think it is like the rwandan genocide. it's not orchestrated on that
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level, but there are very worrying signs. if you're a disgraced person or family that fled to that catholic mission, you're very frightened, like those people were in rwanda. the people i saw today huddled around this catholic mission squared for their lives and fearful and protected by four african union peacekeepers. they're in a desperate situation. it might not be genocide, but it's massive human rights issue. they need humanitarian aid and protection. >> reporter: it's religious sectarian between muslims and christians. muslims are killed as well. it's not just christians. >> the violence is affecting all communities. as a humanitarian, our job is to help everyone. we must focus on the families, and i think most people i talked to want protection from the african and peacekeepers and they want stability and they're not on any side. they need humanitarian help. >> reporter: justin forsythe from save the children, thank
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you very much on that. i'll bring you up to date on news from the past hour or so. there has been some fighting close to our hotel, actually, and this is an example of what's going on here. rebels were attacked with stones by just local people frustrated. they shot back at them, and then we understand that the french forces may be heading there to see what's going on. the problems with the french troops here at the moment is they get there too late, and often when they get there, the forces or freedom fighters have already left. also, the rules of engagement mean they can't attack the french until they were shot upon or attacked themselves. this is a difficulty that international sources are facing here. >> okay. very interesting report there. thank you very much for joining us. now south korea has announced an expansion of the air defense zone overlapping a similar area recently declared by beijing. the expanded air space takes in
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two islands and other disputed territorie territories. we have more from seoul. >> reporter: south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air, but they're over disputed areas of land and see. this is a submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of the exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its right in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone increases air space over the waters. >> reporter: seoul's move is two weeks after china's surprise extension of the air defense identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. the new korean zone extending
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deeper into the enlarged chinese one and overlaps with japan. the government in seoul won't impose new rules requiring new aircraft to identify themselves until december 15th allowing for consultation with neighbors. >> translator: we believe this will not significantly impact or relationships with china and with japan as we try to work for peace and cooperation in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china, which released pictures of recent military exercises on sunday, has had an expanded south korean zone has nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction, adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea wants to extend the air defense zone. china's actions last month gave it a chance to do just that, but it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan
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and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs and they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in increasing conflicted skies. >> andrew brooks says the international community won't accept the new air defense zones. >> the military won't avoid it. the americans already carried on flying their b-52 bombers through it. these unilateral declarations don't go down well in the international circles, and people tend to ignore them and fly through them just to make a point that, you know, you can't have a system where people can unilaterally close down skies. this is a political game being played out. thus far, it's just been played out at one level, and as you have implied, we need to make sure it doesn't escalate out of hand. >> the rules are that military and civilian aircraft just carry
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on as they did before. you'll find that military aircraft, they won't put a flight plan in and they won't put an imf beacon on or do anything to recognize this jurisdiction. if you're a civilian airline, you have to be given more circumstance coupkucouple circu. you can root around it, or you can put a flight plan in just to say we're coming and we're home. don't mistake me for a bomber or something. coming up on this news hour -- >> i feel jealous. i know girls like me should be going to school every day. >> a teenager forced into prostitution while her 11 siblings go hungry. survivors in the philippines tell us their story. >> translator: i only planned to come for the day, but i met my fiancee and fell in love. now i consider myself syrian-palestinian. >> syrian refugees escape
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anyplace they can, including in the gaza strip. and in sports, did you miss that? we mark the 50th anniversary of instant television replay coming up. the political crisis in thailand is deepening. all members of the main opposition party have resigned from parliament. they say it's in protest against what they call an illegitimate government. the democrat party declared its refusing to work in the legislature because the people rejected it. in recent weeks hundreds of thousands of protesters have demanded the prime minister's resignation. veronica pedrosa has more from bangkok. >> reporter: the mass resignation from parliament was an attempt by the opposition to undermine further the government of the prime minister.
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, who has been under tremendous pressure because of the mass protests that we've been seeing on the streets. that is the surface event as it were behind the scenes. there are complex negotiations going on among the political players in the thai political landscape, which, in and of itself, is changing. the ruling coalition led by the prime minister has been holding emergency meetings about how to go forward. a spokesman said that the prime minister would not be speaking in public after all, but that the whole coalition agreed with her offer to resign and refusal to dissolve the parliament because they want to know what the opposition actually wants. now, the opposition will be holding mass demonstrations in bangkok on monday.
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they promise to be absolutely huge, and the rebel rowser, the chief rebel rouser as it were, the protest organizer has been saying that this is going to be the decision day. bangkok is expected to be disrupted, traffic even worse than usual, and it will be a day of intense political drama. india's ruling congress party has suffered a bruising defeat in key state elections. it's lost three of four states after last week's vote. now it seems to be an even bigger battle for the congress party to cling to power in may national elections. >> reporter: opposition supporters celebrate on the streets of india. the results of state elections are in. the vote was seen as a test of the coalition government led by the congress party when prime minister singh.
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the congress party didn't do well. the bjp won many and retained seats. new delhi was the main prize. djp has the most seats over, but couldn't manage an overall majority. winning here sent a clear message to the whole country. the congress party has been in power in the state capital for 14 years. not anymore. the anti-corruption party won second place and will make it a hung administration. >> translator: people will win this time. i'm confident the country will improve. >> translator: congress has been in power for three consecutive terms. we can't ignore the anti-i am couple bent see factor is strong to topple the government. i insist we lost because of the common man party. >> reporter: much of the bjp's
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success is put down to this man. at the moment he's the charismatic chief minister, but his ambitions go right to the top. one chief minister-elect was very happy with the way he led the national campaign. >> the people are tired of the nongovernment of the congress, and i think that this is something that follows from new delhi also. therefore, money is a very big factor, because people have seen what he has done in india. >> while they have named him as their prime ministerial candidate, the congress party is undecided on theirs. congress has to make a decision soon so voters can ask the questions of the men or women who want to rule the world's largest democracy. the bjp is celebrating his
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results, but it can't take anything for granted in the upcoming general election. a wide range of issues will influence the way people vote across india, but the big name candidates have a big job to do if they're going to win their support. al jazeera, new delhi. sudan's president has named a new cabinet. the reshuffle follows the rez flags resignation of his possible successor. as we report from car tu. >> he had been the right hand man of omar bashir since he came to power in 1989 and he was viewed by many as the president's natural successor, known for his more popular views, and he demanded wide support. president al bashir was keen to stress there was no disagreements between the two men, saying he was leaving to make way for fresh faces.
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>> translator: the entire shuffle, including those who left and joined, were spearheaded by our brother. he's overseeing the reshuffle himself. >> reporter: also leaving the cabinet is na afi, the former spy chief and another powerful figure within the government. >> changes in this are significant. the presidential staff were remraes placed. the three were released to discharge other duties and perform elsewhere without any others being assigned to them. >> the trigger was the discontent within the ruling party and the military at the des of more than 200 protesters in september. they were killed as they demonstrated against lifting fuel subsidies. it is widely acknowledged that it was sudan's security forces, not its army, who were responsible for the killings. in an apparent acknowledgment of unease in the military over this brutal crackdown, the new right hand man is his long time ally the general. he's trusted and respected in
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the senior ranks of sudan's armed forces. critics say that while there are new faces coming into the government, the people brought in are unlike to affect any real change in policy and now they're running at over 40%. bread prices have soared and the government is struggling to get the dollars it needs to import wheat. increasingly people find it hard to survive. while this resufl is likely to quell discontent in certain elements in the ruling party in the military, in the coming months it's unlikely to be the only threat this government will face. with the economy in such a terrible state, it's likely to face the challenge of hungry people who simply can no longer afford enough to eat. harriet martin, al jazeera,
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khartom. hundreds of thousands answered going to churches, mosques, temples and synagogues. here you can see people still outside nelson mandela's mouse in johannesburg. mike hanna is now reporting. >> reporter: mandela's name rings out in the church as they sing in praise. this is an occasion both joyful and solemn, mirroring the national reaction to the death of the celebrated south african leader. throughout the country it goes through churches, the service attended by the south african president jacob zuma accompanied bus mandela's former wife. they remember the men they affectionately knew as madiba. >> when i say we pray for the nation, we pray for us not to forget some of the values that
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madiba stood for, that he fought for, that he sacrificed his life for. we should include those in our reflections. >> reporter: a song, too, from a new generation. some of these children born free in the democracy that mandela had fought for. it's not just in the christian churches that prayers for mandela are held this sunday. at mosques and synagogues around the country, the faithful are gathering. at this event south africa's religious leaders. muslim, jewish and christian divided in faith but united in message. >> there's a long journey ahead, and we all have to roll up our sleeves and be part of that. the key part to achieve a great future is to live like mandela. that's the phrase that needs to be the catchphrase for our country, live like mandela. >> on this day south africans reach out to each other as even in death nelson mandela
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continues to unite his people. mike hanna, al jazeera. we'll be in venezuela next where local elections are being seen as a popularity test for the president who replaced hugo chavez. and how a gadget called a a tamop is keeping an eye on the elderly in sweden. we'll have the details coming up. to life. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world.
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african republic says his men will stop fighting and return to stations by monday. the clashes between french troops and the militia in the capital of bangui. south korea is expanding the defense zone overlapping a similar area declared by china and japan. the expanded air space is over two islands and our territory. voters in venezuela are choosing new mayors and councilors for the local elections seen as a referendum on president nicolas maduro. his rule has coincided with food shortage and high inflation. let's go live to the cap at thats of caracas. we can see to our course dents, marian that sanchez. how is this vote going. >> well, laura, it's going very fast. we hear that the largest neighborhood in caracas in the country, and we've been to a polling station where there are
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people that are going very fast very fast. the venezuelans are very well trained in voting. in 14 years we see 18 electoral processes. 90 million people are eligible for this election to date. the opposition is going to steer with it. all the electronic media in this country is in the hands of the government, so all the propaganda has been directed to government candidates. now, president maduro has also named today, sunday, the day of loyalty and love to the late president hugo chavez. what is that message about? it's sending the message to the people that followed chavez and telli telling them that despite your liking of the government, don't forget your loyalty to the late president in this election. polarized for decades,
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venezuelans go back to the polls to elect mayors and municipal representatives. five years ago president hugo chavez, the majority of seats were won by his party. this time the opposition hopes they do better. >> translator: my perception is there is a growing number of people in venezuela who are in the middle, and on sunday people shouldn't be casting a vote punishing the government. >> reporter: there are significant food shortages around the country. crime in the capital is surging and at 54%, it is inflation rate is one of the highest in the world. economists say the economic crisis is only growing. >> we are dangerously dependent on oil. the government has used the resources without saving. it has destined international reserves to saves with cash while the international reserves fall. >> in a country where 96% of income is based on oil exports,
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for many venezuelans economic policies are failing badly. polls say that 62% of venezuelans say that the government is inefikt. sunday's election will show how loyal they will be to the government's parties. >> and that's the case for 65-year-old corrales, a retiree. he says he juggled every day between markets to find food for his mother and wife. >> translator: we have to go around in a tour to find products, but i will vote for a government candidate because the food shortages are caused because store owners are hoarding them. >> reporter: analysts say people like this remain loyal to the government because the opposition still doesn't have a clear agenda. >> translator: the opposition don't have a clear solution for what it arrives. it criticized inflation, delinquency and food shorjs and doesn't tell people toy to
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ensure private property. >> reporter: in the last presidential election, the government won by just 1 percentage point. in a country immersed in such an economic crisis, the vote may be more than picking new mayors and local councilors. it feels like a referendum on president nicolas maduro's eight months in office. >> explain how significant these local elections are, a sort of national referendum on maduro. >> reporter: well, the thing is that a lot of people are seeing that those -- the election of president maduro is put into a context that he only won by 1 percentage point. he had already lost 14 points from when president chavez won the election before. so his tenure, his eight months in office has been marked by
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very difficult situations for most of the venezuela where there have been food shortages as i was just saying and very high inflation and the delinquency in the reson. 62% of venezuelans are saying, well, we blame president maduro for what's happening in venezuela. that's what folks say. so the question is for this election, will the group that always voted for president chavez continue to vote for governmental candidates or will they now turn around and start voting against them. >> okay. mariana sanchez, we'll have the results in a few hours' time. thank you for joining us for an update from caracas. iet t-- italians are voting
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that could cause a change there. >> voters across the country are having their say in the contest to choose the new hefd of the center left democratic party, which dominates the ruling coalition. 38-year-old mayor of florence is expected to win. he lost the vote for the leadership last year to his opoint nent. i asked him what effect the new leader might have on the government of henrik who is also a member of the democratic party. >> this is actually the question. i don't know if there is already the answer. i would say that if the general interest prevails, there shouldn't be any destabilization of the government. but it depends on how much renzi
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will have the desire to capitalize on his victory. we don't know yet. hopefully there's a government that goes ahead for at least one more year. it depends a repeept on what re sn zi has in its mind. greece is facing further spending cuts after they approved a tough project for next year. the coalition government secured a narrow majority for the 2014 budget, which includes $4.2 billion of cuts to an economy already hit by years of austerity. they're predicting a return to growth next year, but international lenders heined greece's economic bailout have disputed some of the figures. the u.k. foreign minister has written to the last british citizen being held in guantanamo bay to say the government is doing all they can to get him
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out. ahmed who has been held in the facility for 11 years has told campaigners he's on hunger strike along with 29 other prisoners. the u.s. military said last week it would no longer release figures for the number of hunger striking detainees. an unexploded second world war bomb has been found in belgrade. the 1-ton bomb containing 620 kilos of explosives. the prime minister who went to the site to witness the bomb's removal said if it had gone off, it could have blown up the entire area. the device was taken away to be safely detonated. belgrade was heavily bombed by the nazi german air force in 1941. a u.n. report ranks sweden as the number one country in the world to grow old in. by 2050 older people will outnumber under 15s for the first time. in sweden it's feared there
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won't be enough health care workers and facilities to take care of them all. the government is looking at new ways to help people stay in their homes for as long as possible. linda newburg reports now from southern sweden. >> reporter: it's coach time at this nursing home in stockholm. most of the residents are over 80-year-old and have different degrees of dementia. she's 98, and her room is filled with photographs and momentos of her past. this facility tries to create a familiar atmosphere for its residents. it represents the government's models of what an elderly care facility should be. not all nursing homes in sweden look like that, but they could according to the head manager here. >> reporter: we don't have a special recipe pour philosophy. we emphasize human contact and care for every individual's personal needs. we're just doing what is required of us by swedish law.
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>> reporter: doing that is becoming more challenging. within the next few years, sweden's elderly outnumber care givers and facilities. it calls on local municipalities to find creative solutions, and technology is playing a leading role. this is the future of elderly care. a machine that lives with you in your own home. it keeps an eye on you and relatives and medical help are just a click away. giraffe allows you to enter a home from the computer via the internet and conduct visits with your loved ones. if i was your granny what can you do for me? >> take a look at the kitchen and look at the counter and sink and see if this person is able to take care of themselves and live independently. >> if granny gets tired of you, can she say good-bye. >> she can say good-bye. >> see you later. they have been using different
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electronic care solutions for the elderly, and the giraffe is one of the popular ones. >> people started to tell me a lot of situations where they could be more i understand pnt and gain integrity if they could have this giraffe in their home. >> reporter: inventions like the giraffe are saving money for the swedish health care system, money essential for the future care of the aging population. al jazeera, sweden. those are the main stories from europe. now it's back to laura in doha. >> barbara, thank you very much. for the past 24 hours we've seen a huge turn in egyptian justice. 21 protesters were freed on saturday after their long jail sentence was dramatically reduced. one has spoken to al jazeera. we have the report. >> reporter: still in her white prison clothes, sarah is now back home. she was freed one month into an
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11-year prison sentence for taking part in an anti-government protest in alexandria. >>ive laughing and crying tachlt i couldn't believe it. why 11 years? one for carrying weapons and six years for illegal gathering and four years for rioting and i think something related to scratching a door. it was so silly, i cried, but we're also laughing a lot about it. >> reporter: she was one of 21 # young women and girls gin hefty sentences after a four-hour trial last month. no evidence was offered linking the girls to any violence or to carrying weapons. the 11-year prison term provoked domestic and international outrage. now an appeal reduced the sentences to a year suspension for probation. >> reporter: i don't think she will protest again. she has a one-year suspended
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sentence. are you going to protest? for sure she's not. >> reporter: sarah now wants to get back to university and forget the harsh prison conditions. >> translator: in the beginning they gave us three blankets each but we slept on the floor. there were no beds. we had no clothes except for the prison clothes, and we had three criminals with us that used to really bother us and call us names. >> reporter: she still has a criminal record, so her lawyers will appeal for a full acquittal. egypt's president mansour has promised to pardon all the women once the legal process is over. but for her supporters, that gesture doesn't disguise how easily this country's judicial system seems to be influenced by its political masters. bernard smith, al jazeera, cairo. we reported a government air stroke on rebels in the northern cities of aleppo. 13 people have been killed and others injured in the eastern district of almasa.
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it's close to aleppo international airport controlled by government forces. the recent advances threatened the rebel positions in aleppo. syrians are escaping the war to any place they can, including to the gaza strip. we report that palestinians have welcomed up to 1500 syrian refugees. >> reporter: as far as neighbors go, akhman feels he's done well, he's a syrian refugee living to in gaza next door to a palestinian. they don't just live close together, they work together, too. syiad gave him a job at his restaurant that he calls syrian house. he's bringing the best of his country's cuisine to the people of this strip. >> translator: i don't feel a stranger here. we have the same traditions. i've got new friends, new brothers in gaza. we are doing good together. >> reporter: according to the
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u.n., more than 3 million refugees have fled from the war in syria. countries including lebanon, turkey, jordan and egypt are taking many. increasingly they're making the unlikely trip to the gaza strip. this place is already overcrowded. it has high unemployment. the power goes off daily, and that constant fear of war returning at any second never goes away. yet for syrian refugees gaza representing two big attractions. they feel safer than they do in their own country, and secondly, when they arrive they don't go into refugee camps but enter gaza society. they have a chance and opportunity to carve out their own place here, their own role, whatever that maybe. this restaurant employs two syrian. one is the face of the place. he's the chef. tonight he's off duty and having a romantic evening with his palestinian fiancee. they met not long after he arrived and they just got engaged. a tale of hope flourishing in a
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type of story in a world punctuated by war and despair. >> translator: in gaza you can move freely. no one asks for documents. as a syrian in gaza, i am considered a gaza citizen. i feel relaxed. i originally planned to come for the day but i met my fiancee and fell in love and now i consider myself syrian-palestinian. >> they have been given 500 u.s. dollars and an apartment. some are promised jobs. but for those like him, this is not necessarily a happy ending. more a comfortable start to a new life. many more in need of safety and security are likely to make this journey despite all of the gaza's problems. it may be their best hope. phil la very well, al jazeera, gaza. still ahead, have arsenal
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been able to break further away as the top of the english premier league? they'll let us know in sports.
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it's been a month since the philippines were hit by the biggest tropical storm on record. it's going to take years for the region to get back on its feet. the philippine government says more than 5,700 people have been found dead and another 1,800 are missing. more than 12 million people were
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affected, stretching governments to the breaking point. also, only about 100,000 are in evacuation centers. even there the victims are suffering, this time at the hands of criminals. >> reporter: here in the ruin city of tacloban, her story of survival isn't a happy one. she takes me to this abandoned building to explain what happened and why she's so ashamed. like so many others here, she lost her home. she now has had to figure outs how to feed her 11 younger siblings. desperate to earn a living, she's now a sex worker and gets paid as little as 6 u.s. dollars. >> translator: i'm forced to do things because of my siblings. i don't know how they can survive because we're poor and have to scrape for everything. i feel jealous.
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i know girls like me should be going to school every day, but what can i do? i have to work. i have to help my parents to provide for my siblings, especially now. >> reporter: when haiyan struck the philippines a month ago, it killed thousands of people and displaced millions more. around 10% of the country's population has been affected. the government is unable to provide for the millions of people who need food, shelter and medical assistance. cash-for-work programs help to employ thousands and survivors say it helps to bring back the sense of dignity, but these jobs are hard to come by. one of the biggest problems here now is security. the united nations estimates that around 300,000 people might have already been exploited. many of them in places where they came looking for safety, in schools and government buildings like this one that have been turned into evacuation centers. children here are unable to go
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to school. millions of them are living in the disaster zones exposed to abuse and exploitation. >> it's a very serious situation and it's a very sad situation. we have to go back to the situation prior to the typhoon where the poverty levels were very high here. unemployment levels were very high here. after the typhoon, communities have been become even more fragile and desperate. that has opened up the avenue for exploitation of women and children but also of men and boys. >> reporter: as emergency help starts to dwindle, people here become even more desperate. there's nye a new way of living here, a life of struggle, uncertainty and sexual exploitation. now let's get all of sports. >> english premier league leade leaders with united arab he can
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rates. they equalized and four minutes later they had a goal. arsenal is now five points clear of liverpool. everton stays fifth. three people have been arrested after a second investigation into match fixing in british football. it launched the national crime agency are examining allegations from the newspaper. they say that former nigerian defender told an undercover reporter he can ficks premier league and world cup matches. he said previously sent off on purpose ifrments roma kept up the unbeaten record at home and it ends a run r of four successive draws. they're three points behind uventis and second. fourth place intermilan take on parma in under an hour. renaldo has spoken for the first
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time about portugal's draw for the world cup. he admits he missed his country being drawn with germany, ghana and the usa on friday. >> translator: when they were giving the results live, i wasn't watching. i was sleeping. i'm being honest. i think this is an extremely difficult group. germany is always a candidate to get the title, and the rest are also great teams. that's why they're so difficult. the expectations are always the same, though. to get as far as possible. >> cricket and australia looks set to take a 2-0 lead in the series against england after four days. the australians declared their overnight total on 132 for 3. that left england with a victory target of 531. once again, they got off to a terrible start. the captain, ail ster cook called out. they hit half centuries but
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couldn't make a really big. england is manages to extend the match into the final day. you might have extended the game into day five. more realistically australia needs four more wickets to a a 2-0 lead in the best of five series. >> we have to wake up tomorrow fresh as we can be and try to get the four wickets. it's not easy. they have had trouble with us in the past, so we have to come prepared and switched on and give it to them early in the morning and see how we do. >> obviously, it's not ideal. we had to come today and make sure that everyone watching and playing knew that we were in a battle and we weren't going to lie down and we were going to show up and encourage and be there at end of the day. tv instants instant replay
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is celebrating its 50th birthday. it was used in a live broadcast in the army/navy game in the states. this touchdown was the first shown using the new technology. cbs was so worried it wouldn't work, they didn't publicize the use of replace. millions thought he had scored another touchdown directly after his first. that early confusion didn't stop the innovation from becoming a mainstay of sports broadcasting around the world. so instant replay is one of the first innovations in sports broadcasting, but definitely not the last. in 1983 we saw the introduction of on-board cameras. it was first used in nascar, but soon it was taken up by formula one. as you can see, the quality of those pictures has got better and better. another significant year was 2001 when hawkeye was first intrued. cricket was the sport that used it first, but that was soon followed by tennis. and more recently we've had
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sporting events shown in 3d. everything from athletics, cricket, football and golf have had the 3d treatment, but whether it will last as long as instant replays, we have to wait and see. and the nba the portland trail blazers four-game winning streak was ended by the mavericks. lillard who had a game high 32 points tied it up with a three-pointer with just over a second left on the clock. the joy didn't last long. ellis sealed the win for dallas, 108-106 right on the buzzer. in the nhl the bruins beat the eastern conference leading pittsburgh penguins 3-2 in the first period. this hit by orpik by erickson resulted in a brawl which ended with orpik being stretched off after having a difference of
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opinion. the game was tied at 2-2 when boston's taken scored to bring them within a points of pittsburgh. he sunk two eagles in the last nine holes to end the day with a 65. that's 20 you understand overall. overnight jamie donaldson finished second with sergio garcia. the check is the biggest prize and the win is his 15th european title. miguel jiminez is setting a new milestone on the european tour. he broke his own record as the tour's oldest winner at 49. he wong at -- won at the hong kong open. he finished with a 12 under total of 268. to the other end of the age spectrum now, the teenager lydia coe has won her first tournament as a professional.
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she has won the world ladies match in taiwan. back in january 2012 as an amateur she was the youngest ever person to win a pro event and she won the nfw open at the age of just 14. horse racing now. he won the luke kaifb hong kong cup. it was ridden by doug lass white of south america. the hong kong cup is the world's richest turf race with the first prize worth $2.86 million: there's much more sport on our website. there's also details there on how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. that's all for sports now. now back to laura. >> thanks very much. stay with her. barb ra has another full bulletin of news for you from
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london right ahead.
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welcome to "al jazeera america." i'm richelle carey. here are the stories we're foming for you. tensions rising in east asia where south korea has declared its own air defense zone. south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prayer and reflection. and brace yourself. scenes like this are happening across the country today. increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air def